U13 House – Program Overview
Welcome to the 2022-2023 KMHA House League season. As the convenor for U13 House League, I am responsible for the daily operation of the U13 House League Program encompassing players born in 2010 and 2011. I look forward to contributing to a successful season for all of players and volunteers.
Respect in Sport:
IMPORTANT NOTICE: At least one parent or guardian from the participant’s household must take the online “Respect in Sport Parent Program” if they are “NEW” to HEO. If you have previously completed the course in another HEO District, you do not need to complete it again.
The KMHA would prefer this requirement by completed by September 1st, 2022. If the course is not completed by the end of House League sort-outs, the player will not be allowed to participate any further until the requirement is met.
For more information, go to: https://kmha.ca/risk-and-safety/respect-in-sport/
To take the course, go to: http://www.hockeyeasternontario.ca/pages/parents/respectinsport.htm
2022-2023 Team Overview
Currently, for the 2022-2023 season, the U13 House League is forecasted to consider of eleven (11) teams. The breakdown is as follows:
- U13 House A will consist of three (3) teams
- U13 House B will consist of five (5) teams
- U13 House C will consist of three (3) teams
Furthermore, for 2022-2023 season, the U13 House A and U13 House C will be playing an interlocking schedule with teams from Nepean Minor Hockey Association (NMHA).
2022-2023 Season Overview
The U13 House League Season is divided into four phases. The dates mentioned in the phases below are subject to change. The four phases are:
- Sort Outs:
The first three (3) weekends of the season (usually the month of September) are dedicated to the evaluation of players and placement on teams based on player ability.
The evaluation process for the sort outs will be conducted in an unbiased manner and based on pre-determined criteria and drills. The convenor, with the assistance of the evaluators do their best to ensure that all teams are balanced and competitive within each House level by the end of the process.
For information on the sort outs, please go to the U13 Sort out section of the KMHA website. Additional information will be posted here as it becomes available.
- Regular Season Play:
The U13 House League regular season consists of approximately 18-20 games plus roughly the same number of practices. All games and practices are played primarily on weekends, however there can be the odd weekday game or practice depending on ice availability.
Typically, there is NO KMHA assigned ice between Christmas and the New Year (December 24th to January 1), however teams can choose to purchase extra ice or participate in tournaments during this period. All teams should expect to play/practice up until December 23rd, 2022, and resume as soon as January 2nd, 2023.
During the course of the regular season, the U13 House A and U13 House C will play an interlocking schedule with teams from Nepean. The U13 House B will play internally amongst themselves.
The Regular Season typically concludes at the end of February.
- House League Playoffs:
The House League Playoffs will start at the conclusion of the Regular Season and typically runs for four (4) weeks, with a pause in play to accommodate March Break.
The U13 House A and U13 House C playoffs will revery to playing internally amongst themselves for the playoffs. The playoff champion will then advance to a one game championship against the Nepean team that won the Nepean playoffs.
House League Championship week is tentatively scheduled for April 3rd to April 9th, 2023.
- Tournaments and Exhibition Games:
During the course of the entire season, teams will have the opportunity to participate in tournaments and/or exhibition games. Which tournaments and/or exhibition games that your child team participate is team decision that the coach will discuss at the start of the season.
To ensure another successful season, we are looking for volunteers to help in many capacities.
Volunteers are need to assist both during the sort outs and during the course of the season.
If you’d like to help, please fill out the form at: https://forms.gle/NpuhqvXaFsKxTEFt5
- Sort Out Volunteers:
For details on the sort out process and the volunteer requirements, see the information in the U13 Sort out section of the KMHA website.
To ensure that your child has a fun and successful hockey season, their team is going numerous parents to step up assist during the course of the season. The following positions are the minimum that need to be filled:
- Head Coach (must have the Coach 2 level certification)
- The KMHA is always looking for Head Coaches
- If you have your Coach 1, the KMHA would like to encourage to get your Coach 2 and consider becoming a Head Coach
- The KMHA has a working committee that is developing resources to help new head coaches be successful
- Assistant Coaches
- If you can skate and have a basic knowledge of hockey, you can be an Assistant coach. It is recommended that you obtain at least your Coach 1, but it is not a requirement
- Goalie Coaches
- Some knowledge of the position is required. The KMHA and HEO do have development programs and clinics in place to develop and instruct goalie coaches
- Trainer (must a valid Trainer 1 certification)
- To be a trainer, you do NOT need to be able to skate
- Need to hold a valid Trainer 1 certification
- Need have calm and reassuring mannerisms to be control, assessing and help an injured player
- Team Manager
- To be a manager, you do NOT need to be able to skate
- You need to be an organized person
- Other team position as determined by the coach (TeamSnap admin, Social Director, etc.)
Those wishing to apply for any of the above positions, please click on the following link and submit the form: https://forms.gle/NpuhqvXaFsKxTEFt5.
For those that have submitted the application already, or contacted the [DIVISION] Convenor directly, thank you very much. You will be contacted closer to the start of the season.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the upcoming season, or would be interested in volunteering, do not hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to great season!
KMHA U13 Convenor